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I recently bought a Samsung Epic off the internet, come to find out, the screen is still locked. I tried figuring out the code and tried performing a hard reset, but no luck yet. Please help! :(

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  • Louie Laforteza Mar 18, 2011

    What do you mean of lock? Is it a network lock or sim lock? Or just keypad lock?

  • alasjs18 Mar 18, 2011

    i tried that it led me to a screen that said downloadinq with a memory card image i suppose and it says "do not turn off target"

  • alasjs18 Mar 18, 2011

    sorry about that.. its a pattern lock. the ones with the 9 dots/grid

  • alasjs18 Mar 18, 2011

    okay, one more thing: would it matter if it has a memory card inserted or not?

  • alasjs18 Mar 18, 2011

    okay, one more thing: would it matter if it has a memory card inserted or not?

  • alasjs18 Mar 18, 2011

    okay thank you so much. hopefully i can figure this out.

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There's 2 options available.
1: Perform a hard reset.

1. Switch the phone off. 2. With the phone off, hold the Volume Down button, and while still holding the Volume Down button, firmly press and release the Power button. 3. You'll boot into a menu with a white background, small text and the little skateboarding Android guys. 4. Press the Volume Down button until you reach the Clear Storage option. 5. Press the Power button to select Clear Storage. 6. Press Volume Up to confirm the selection.Sit back while your phone reboots in its virgin state.

Or, you can contact the reseller and they should provide you with the code.

Posted on Mar 18, 2011

  • Andrew Ermel Mar 18, 2011

    If it started something when you began the button presses, I'd suggest you leave it be for now.
    The hard reset completely clears the ROM and load the default Android OS on the device.
    Let it do it's thing, if it has issues, report back.

  • Andrew Ermel Mar 18, 2011

    Not really.
    The device should have a memory card inserted anyways, but it does have a fair amount of internal memory in the device.
    If my answers have been helpful, please select the proper amount of thumbs.

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